Bertans leads Latvia to 2-0 start in FIBA U19


While the NBA is on a lockout, San Antonio Spurs second round draft pick Davis Bertans has been playing pretty well at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship.

Davis Bertans has been playing well in front of his hometown fans.

Bertans scored 13 points and grabbed seven boards in Latvia’s easy 85-67 victory over Chinese Taipei on day one.

The Chinese Taipei team were led by Long Mau Hu with 18 points.

On day two, riding on the back of some fanatical home support Bertans led Latvia past a stunned Australian team.

This time Bertans was more impressive as he scored 22 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists on 43.8 percent shooting from the field, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc.

Latvia blew the game wide open in third period and entered the final quarter leading 64-49. They held on to beat Australia 78-68.

The Australians were led by Mitchell Creek’s 20 points. Latvia will play against Argentina next.

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5 thoughts on “Bertans leads Latvia to 2-0 start in FIBA U19

  1. Pingback: Bertans leads Latvia to 2-0 start in FIBA U19 « Spurs World … | | The Spurs StoreThe Spurs Store

  2. Great game for him if Latvia can advance to the medal rounds in this FIBA World Championship that will be great! Go Bertans! Go Spurs Go!

  3. Let’s just enjoy the FIBA games while there’s no NBA.

    Davis Bertans has potential and if he continues to meet tough competitions he will only get better.

    I really hope the NBA will not miss a lot of games. Do it for the fans.

  4. It seems to me that if this season is short like 99 we are one of the most stable teams with a starting line-up, then I say keep Big Mac. However; if the season starts on time with no preseason game we will need to pick up Two Bigs(7’1 preferably) and a Power SF which is where Bertans comes in, if you are worried about age and weight San Antonio tacos can take care of this just ask Blair. Stop hoarding players overseas and get them here while TD/MG/TP are still here so they can learn OJT, especially on a short season. What you got to lose except to give them the much needed valuable play time they need to develope. We still are carrying alot of dead weight at the undersized SF, and need a couple of BIG POST players. I know the FO is problaly still stirting the pot for another big deal for some BIG’S, the FO works very mysteriously but we know they know what they are doing and thats putting the pieces of the puzzel together because the future is STARTS NOW not next year.

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